Stories for March 21, 2013
Earlier this week, we told you about the head of Colorado's Department of Corrections who was shot and killed after answering the front door of his home.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Navy says a sailor has died at a hospital after being discovered with a gunshot wound aboard a San Diego-based ship.
Gay couples in Colorado can soon enter into civil unions.
San Onofre may be offline for another summer, and a new analysis suggests this will be cheaper than restarting the plant.
With those words from a judge in a New York court on Thursday, David Ranta was released from custody after serving 23 years in prison for a killing that authorities now doubt he carried out.
A group of environmentalists and drilling companies has crafted a truce of sorts over the rapid spread of natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin. Four major drilling companies and several environmental groups have agreed on 15 voluntary standards for cleaner drilling practices.
California Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg says lawmakers plan to rewrite the $11 billion water bond for the November 2014 ballot – and the new version will likely have less money for storage projects such as dams.
Tucked inside a short-term funding measure that Congress approved Thursday is a provision that critics are denouncing as a "Monsanto Protection Act."
With the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station still shuttered, Southern California could face some challenges this summer in meeting the region’s power-supply needs.
The ideological gulf between gun owners and non-gun owners is a wide one -- made all the more obvious by the ongoing debate over what, if any, gun control measures should be adopted in the U.S.
The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a temporary measure to keep the government funded through the end of September. Government shutdown averted.
A Santa Clara County judge has ordered officials in San Jose to make public their private emails and text messages about city business.
Police officers testifying at a federal trial challenging New York City's stop-and-frisk policy say they were ordered to increase their number of arrests, summons and 250s -- the code for stop, question and frisk.
The California Public Utilities Commission today authorized San Diego Gas & Electric to purchase energy from the re-powered Escondido Energy Center, but denied the utility from procuring power from two proposed plants, slated for areas in Otay Mesa and near the San Diego-Santee city limits.
I have been thinking about Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.
In Colorado, more people die from gunshots than car crashes. And that has a profound effect on the people on the front lines who treat gunshot victims.
The tiny dynamo asking the U.S. Supreme Court to turn the world upside down looks nothing like a fearless pioneer. At age 83, Edith Windsor dresses in classic, tailored clothes, usually with a long string of pearls, and she sports a well-coiffed, shoulder-length flip. She looks, for all the world, like a proper New York City lady.
Small children aren't great at sharing, as any parent or preschool teacher knows. But little kids get cut a lot of slack on the presumption that they don't know any better.
Camp Pendleton artillery units will fire a ceremonial 21-gun salute on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the landings on Iwo Jima during World War II.
One in five Latinos earns minimum wage, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While a higher minimum wage means more income for their families, it may also stifle job creation.
Demands by San Diego's Tourism Marketing District to require Mayor Bob Filner to sign an operating agreement that would release administrative funds to the visitor promotions agency were tentatively denied today by a San Diego Superior Court judge.
Yoko Ono, the widow of slain Beatle John Lennon, has weighed in on the issue of gun control by tweeting a photo of the blood-spattered eyeglasses worn by the legendary musician when he was fatally shot by a deranged fan more than three decades ago.
The San Diego-based littoral combat ship USS Freedom arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility this week, where began its eight-month deployment in Southeast Asia.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Democrats have regained their supermajority in the Senate after the chamber's newest member was sworn in.
The House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that avoids a federal shutdown and keeps the government open through the end of the 2013 fiscal year, which winds up Sept. 30. The Senate approved the same measure Wednesday, so the bill now goes to the president for his signature.
This week, optimists had no trouble finding fresh evidence to suggest that the housing market is recovering.
Just days after scrapping an amendment that would've reinstated military Tuition Assistance programs, the Senate has approved a measure to restart enrollment for the programs.
Now children's doctors say it's time for same-sex marriage to be the law of the land.
For vegetable lovers, the start of spring can be a cruel tease, hinting of a feast of just-picked peas and spinach and beets, but delivering instead tired iceberg and romaine shipped from distant climes.
The military has released the names of the seven Marines killed on Monday night in a training accident. The youngest was 19, the oldest just 26.
San Diego County schools are being urged to watch out for signs of meningitis following an outbreak in nearby Tijuana, Mexico that's killed six people.
Security guards who patrol San Diego’s train stations and trolleys say their concerns about safety are being ignored by their employer.
San Diego Hospice kept Krystyna Saling in care for six years, and then discharged her in November. She has end stage Alzheimer's.
The responsibility for counterterrorism operations involving unmanned drones could soon begin shifting from the CIA to the Pentagon as part of Obama administration efforts to mollify critics who say the program lacks transparency, NPR's Tom Gjelten.
The play “Hands on a Hardbody” was born at the La Jolla Playhouse. Tonight it opens on Broadway. But the musical about a Texas endurance contest to win a truck has gone through some changes.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on two cases dealing with gay marriage, here's a look at how the debate has touched American life over the past four decades:
Myla Haider took a roundabout route to becoming an agent in the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, or CID. Wars kept interrupting her training.
Gays and lesbians have adopted the phrase "it gets better" as a kind of slogan to assure young people that life won't always be so tough.